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Call for proposals on the role of universities in promoting the knowledge-based society

The European Commission is calling for proposals, within the FP7 Capacities specific programme, to strengthen the role of universities in the building-up of the knowledge-based society, by coordinating and supporting the institutional activities of research universities, their associations and networks, and where appropriate other entities, to advance in the implementation at university level of key issues of the modernisation agenda for universities.

The overall aim is to increase the level of commitment of European universities to new forms of cooperation with other knowledge-related agents, to strengthen the role of universities in the interaction with society and community engagement, making the European Research Area and the European Higher Education Area more visible and attractive to the world. It is envisaged that as many as five proposals can be funded and the maximum duration of prospective projects will be two years.

Budget: In total EUR 2.5 million, maximum EUR 600 000 per project

Deadline: 2 December 2009

European Commission